Every savvy shopper should have Bayside Marketplace on their Miami itinerary. This open-air mega-mall is home to a myriad of Miami lifestyle-themed shops, including Bonita’s Boutique, Bayside Cigars, and Gifts From The Sea. From beach-ready fashion to Cuban smokes, Bayside is your one-stop shop for souvenirs.
Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Blvd R106, Miami, FL, USA, +1 305 577 3344
Along with dominos, café con leche, and some of the tastiest cuisine served in the city, Hispanic immigrants brought the guayabera to Miami. A men’s shirt popular amongst Caribbean Hispanics, the piece is considered a wardrobe staple during Miami’s steamier months. Opened in 1978, family-owned Guayaberas Etc. is the country’s largest guayabera retailer and a popular shopping destination amongst locals. Offering everything from inexpensive polyester to high-end linen versions for men, women, and children, this spot outfits shoppers from all over in the local look.
Guayaberas Etc., 401 Coral Way, Coral Gables, FL, USA, +1 305 441 9891
Inviting customers to “celebrate every random Tuesday,” Wynwood Letterpress will make your shopping experience special. Handmade cards emblazoned with the message “Greetings from Wynwood,” vintage-style motel key rings bearing the names of South Florida neighborhoods, and alligator-shaped clips are just a sampling of this paper goods supplier’s offerings.
Wynwood Letterpress, 2621 NW 2nd Ave #21, Miami, FL, USA, +1 305 747 7559
Little Havana Visitors Center
In the city’s Cuban enclave, the Little Havana Visitors Center lures shoppers in with its upbeat Latin music, aromatic Cuban coffee, and Southern hospitality. Allow the friendly staff to guide you through this independent shop’s offerings, which include pop-art prints and domino sets. Adjacent to a Coca-Cola® memorabilia shop and a gallery dedicated to Latin artists, this eclectic spot is a must-visit destination for tourists and locals alike.
Little Havana Visitors Center, 1600 SW 8th St, Miami, FL, USA, +1 305 643 0017
Need a vacation from your vacation? Tucked away in the Miami Beach area is Española Way, a pedestrian-friendly pocket dotted with European-style cafés, restaurants, and live entertainment. Known for being a gangster hub during Al Capone’s reign, the street’s new claim to fame is its weekend craft market. Featuring original work by Hispanic artists, traditional South American garb, and handmade jewelry, all of the finds at this outdoor fair boast a Latin flair befitting Miami.
Robert Is Here
When visiting South Florida, run, don’t walk, to locally beloved fruit stand Robert Is Here. It serves fresh exotic fruits as well as snacks and condiments made with produce grown on the family’s farms, providing a taste of South Florida no matter where you are in the world. Stocking Key Lime jelly, avocado honey, and smoked alligator jerky, the stand makes good on its invitation to “come taste the unusual.”
Robert Is Here, 19200 SW 344th St, Homestead, FL, USA, +1 305 246 1592
While visiting Miami, you’ve likely noticed our local bounty of art hung up in galleries, encased in museums, and covering just about every public wall in sight. Surprisingly, much of this work can be attributed to one man: David Le Batard, or as he’s known in the art world, Lebo. Creating the most stylish souvenirs the city has to offer, the South Florida native sells everything from art-printed snapbacks to stained-glass paintings at his Miami Beach store. Endorsed by local giants such as the Miami Heat and Gloria Estefan, Lebo’s work is a perfect fit for Magic City-loving shoppers.
Lebo, 1674 Meridian Ave Suite 110, Miami Beach, FL, USA, +1 305 763 8319
It was a hurculean effort by our time, but we just finished the Welcome to Miami Beach mural entrance. Many thanks so all the great folks at the Miami Beach city commission, Mendel, Johnnie, Rodger, Tom, Jason Tanya, Sylvia and all the friends that lended a hand. I definitely couldn't have done it alone. Humbled to be repping the city I've grown up in in such a cool way. #welcometomiamibeach #miamibeach #leboart
Official Art Deco Gift Shop
Architecture enthusiasts will know South Beach is home to over 800 Art Deco structures, a legacy commemorated and defended by the Official Art Deco Gift Shop. A portion of the shop’s sales goes toward the preservation of the area’s architecture. That means by snagging retro jewelry, vintage home deéor, and original artwork from the shop, you are helping keep Miami magical.
Official Art Deco Gift Shop, 1001 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL, USA, +1 305 672 2014